UFC 184: Tony Ferguson Plans on “Outclassing” Gleison Tibau
By FCF Staff
In order for Tony Ferguson to extend his winning streak to five this weekend at UFC 184, he’ll have to get through one of the promotion’s most experienced and toughest lightweights in Gleison Tibau.
The latter has fought in 25 UFC bouts to date, and has amassed an impressive 17-8 record while doing so. Ferguson doesn’t have nearly as many UFC bouts on his record, but “El Cucuy” has gone 7-1 since joining the UFC in 2011, and continues to climb up the promotion’s lightweight ranks.
Well, recently Ferguson spoke to UFC.com about this Saturday’s bout with Tibau, and here is some of what he had to say about his powerful opponent.
“Gleison Tibau is next,” Ferguson said. “He’s a lot better ranked than Yancy Medeiros. He’s got a big weight cut, he’s a southpaw, I know exactly what he does on the ground and I know what I’m going to do to him on the ground. It’s not going to go the distance. Gleison’s going to set up for the takedown automatically. He doesn’t want to stand with me. If he does stand with me, he’s going to find out really quick my range is a lot longer than his. If he’s one-dimensional then he’s going to have a helluva time with me inside the Octagon. I don’t plan on helping him break that record for takedowns.”
“I’m planning on dealing all the damage to this guy, outworking him, outclassing him,” Ferguson said. “He’s going to be locked in there with the damn El Cucuy. Man, I’m worse than El Cucuy and he’s going to find out why.”
UFC 184 will be hosted by the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.